Friday, August 29, 2014

The Cephalopod Coffee House - Hollow City
Today is the day we talk about a book we've read, supposedly within the last month but I'm still slogging through Guns, Germs, and Steel so you're getting a review of something I read last month, which was a much better reading month anyway. Click on the pic to see what the other Coffee House members are reading. As for me, I'll be telling you about Hollow City by Ransom Riggs.

I think I enjoyed this just as much as the first book, Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children.

...and that was as far as I got before hitting schedule and forgetting to finish writing my review. My apologies to those who commented thus far but I've been working far more than I would like (more about that later) and I completely forgot about this. Now on to what I really thought about this book...

I liked it a lot and I will definitely be reading the third installment when it comes out. I love all the peculiar children and their strange gifts like floating away, being invisible, and swallowing bees (ick!). This story continues from where the first left off with Jacob and the crew of peculiars trying to escape the island and get to the mainland and London where they hope to help Miss Peregrine who is stuck in her bird form. If you like time travel, people with strange and unusual abilities, and things that go bump in the night, you will probably like this.

See you next Wednesday for First Impressions :)  


  1. I loved Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children and have yet to ge to Hollow City. Thanks for the heads up.
    Jared Diamond is a very interesting writer, but I have never found him 'easy' reading. Rewarding yes, but not easy.

  2. That book cover alone looks creepy enough to suck me in! I must check this thing out. ;)

  3. I've not read any of those.
    I like that you have a sunflower for your header right now.

  4. I think my daughter read the first book but I haven't tried them yet.

  5. Haven't read these, but they do sound interesting!

  6. I like the cover. The Hurricane loves Guns, Germs, and Steel. I have her copy and will get to it one of these days.


  7. I spent three weeks working on a post, and I worried that I'd accidentally schedule it before it was finished.

  8. I haven't read either of her books, but I might have to give them a go. They certainly sound different enough. (And God knows, I'm pretty doggone "peculiar...")

    Happy weekend!

  9. I love that cover!

    I've taken the liberty of adding your link to the August list. I hope you don't mind.

  10. The first one is getting a movie next year

  11. I started the 1st one last year, but one of my students borrowed it for the summer so I haven't finished it yet! Soon! :)

  12. The cover is very disturbing, that is enough to make me want to read it. :)

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